Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 07 October 2015


Dublin Airport marks 75th anniversary with limited edition whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

IRELAND. Dublin Airport teams up with Powers Whiskey to create the Powers Aviation edition, limited to 176 bottles and exclusive to The Irish Whiskey Collection.

Hanwha Galleria sees golden duty free opportunity as it prepares Seoul opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hanwha Galleria Duty Free’s successful bid for one of the three new downtown duty free licences in Seoul earlier this year ahead of red-hot competition surprised some Korean travel retail market insiders. But the retailer is confident it can deliver a classy point of difference to the market when it opens in December.

ATÜ Duty Free, Heinemann and Hamila revamp Tunis Airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

TUNISIA. "The store was designed to genuinely reflect the cultural elements of Tunisia in a modern way," says ATÜ Duty Free General Manager Ersan Arcan.

Dubai Duty Free and Benefit ‘defend eyelids from unfriendly skies’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

UAE. Benefit Cosmetics teams up with Dubai Duty Free for the exclusive regional launch of the brand’s aptly named new product ‘Air Patrol’.

Istanbul Atatürk is fastest growing ‘megahub’ airport, says OAG report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dubai, Mexico City, Singapore Changi and Sabiha Gökçen join Istanbul Atatürk in the list of top ten fastest growing ‘megahub’ airports globally.

Changi Airport Group calls mid-priced fashion tender in Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has called a tender for four mid-price brand name fashion concessions at Singapore Changi T1, with a deadline of 26 October.

Construction work gets underway at Frankfurt Airport’s new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

GERMANY.Terminal 3 will be able to serve up to 14 million passengers per year once the first phase of construction is completed by 2022, according to Fraport.

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Emily Wong to senior Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services has named Emily Wong as Vice President & General Manager, Asia, a newly created position in a fast-growing market.

Bacardi Global and DFS meet for cocktails at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

USA. A ‘Cocktails of the World’ promotion highlighting selected Bacardi brands drove sales and brand awareness at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group unveil the tenth edition of The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, the acclaimed airport commercial revenues benchmarking study

Passenger movements increase at Heathrow in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

UK. A different kind of passenger movement seen at Heathrow, all in the cause of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Tense wait for results of Seoul, Busan downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

SOUTH KOREA. The stakes are "frighteningly high" notes one source and no-one is taking anything for granted in a tense downtown duty free licence contest.

World first for Qatar Duty Free as it hosts Giorgio Armani fashion event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

QATAR. In a major world first, Qatar Duty Free last week hosted the inaugural Giorgio Armani airport fashion event at Hamad International.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport launches new brand identity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

USA. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport today revealed its new logo and corporate branding, with the tag line ‘Travel. Transformed.’

Major transformation at Gatwick Airport begins with departures level opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

UK. 8,000sqm departures level at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal represents the first phase of a £1 billion (US$1.5 billion) transformation programme.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Winnipeg International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

CANADA. Plaza Premium Group opened a new airport lounge at Winnipeg Richardson International this week, as it extends its presence in Canada.

DFASS launches Time Travel concept at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

USA. DFASS has opened a new watches, eyewear and fashion accessories store called Time Travel at Denver Airport, featuring a range of upscale brands.

Heathrow T5 redesign points the way forward for World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

UK. All of WDFG's future developments will be modelled on its newly redesigned flagship store at Heathrow Terminal 5, which opened on 30 September.

DFS's Saipan master retail concession to go to bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

SAIPAN. After months of speculation, the Commonwealth Ports Authority finally makes a split decision to put DFS's master retail concession out to tender.

'Enhancing value & choice': Sydney issues T1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

AUSTRALIA.“The Pier C Departures RFP is an exciting opportunity to be part of enhancing the food & dining offering," says General Manager Retail Glyn Williams.

Airports Authority of India launches duty free tender for 14 Indian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

INDIA. Contracts would be for a period of seven years, and the RFP will start with Chennai, Lucknow, Goa, Trivandrum and Madurai airports.

Auckland Airport retail boosted by increased China Eastern flights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The new year-round service will contribute NZ$212 million to the New Zealand economy - and plenty to the airport's retailers.

Dubai International wins airline-voted World Routes marketing award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

SOUTH AFRICA AND DUBAI. Success reaffirms airport's strategy of continually enhancing the quality of its products and services, says Dubai Airports.

Quality quartet battle for Seoul downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Four players, Lotte Duty Free, Doosan, Shinsegae Duty Free and WalkerHill, submit applications for three downtown duty free licences in Seoul.

WDFG’s new Eurotunnel store puts strong focus on bulk buying

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/15

FRANCE. "Unique" store is WDFG’s second retail partnership with Eurotunnel and its first in France, giving passengers the chance to stock up on goods.

Incheon prepares T2 duty free tender as MERS crisis passes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon Airport's long-awaited Terminal 2 will become a reality in 2017 and work is already underway on planning the duty free tender.

Airmall USA hits a sweet spot with new Cleveland candy offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Giant lollipops, candy bars, jelly bellies and Malley’s Chocolates are all on offer at the airport’s new Natalie’s Candy Jar confectionery store.

Paradies and Kent Rathbun capture dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Texas culinary brand Kent Rathbun and airport restaurateur Paradies will open three new dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in late 2016.

Peugeot promotion steers Kuala Lumpur passengers toward Johnnie Walker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

MALAYSIA. Scotch sampling and education at Kuala Lumpur International highlights a promotion which will see one winner drive home a new Peugeot.

Shinsegae enters Seoul downtown duty free licence fray

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. The race for Seoul's three available downtown duty free licences just got a whole lot hotter as Shinsegae, as expected, entered the race.

ARI opens MAC Cosmetics counter at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

CANADA. Aer Rianta International-North America has opened a MAC Cosmetics counter at Montréal Airport, where the retailer manages the duty free business.

Cannes exhibitor numbers could exceed last year’s total, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. New exhibitors to Cannes include Roberto Cavalli, Diesel, Tous and Crystal Head Vodka while Zegna and Elizabeth Arden return.

Hong Kong International Airport calls convenience store tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for convenience store concessions airside and landside, with a bid deadline of 22 October.

London Stansted Airport reveals final brand line-up amid retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

UK. London Stansted Airport has unveiled details of the final retail phase of its £80 million transformation, with 18 new brands set to take their place in Departures.

DFS Co-Founder Bob Miller named in Travel Retail Hall of Fame

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/15

HONG KONG. “It’s been an incredible journey and I am truly blessed to have seen it from the very beginning and be a part of it all these years."

Kids’ digital play centre at Brisbane Airport allows adults to focus on retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Play9 Kids Zone features interactive and free games and challenges, which the company says improves the retail journey for adults.

CDFG set to open Arrivals stores and extend e-commerce offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 17/09/15

CHINA. China Duty Free Group is set for a major expansion with plans to open a chain of Arrivals duty free shops, and further boost its e-commerce offer.

From consumers to the digital challenge: Trinity Forum 2015 begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum's first day assessed the challenges of engaging consumers in the digital age, and saw the induction of DFS Co-Founder Bob Miller into the Travel Retail Hall of Fame.

Metaxa encourages travellers to find their personal 'Spirit of the Sun'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

EUROPE. A summer promotion by Rémy Cointreau GTR in selected European airports matched passenger personality and preferences to a specific Metaxa spirit.

Two new ELRA outlets at Brisbane to feature Southern Queensland flavours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

AUSTRALIA. The two premium F&B units will open at the airport's Domestic Terminal in December 2015, with ELRA to announce more outlets "shortly".

Boost for DFASS as Vietnam Airlines adds inbound duty free service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

VIETNAM. A long-time restriction on selling duty free goods on inbound flights will be lifted soon, good news for travellers and for inflight concessionaire DFASS.

HMSHost's Pier Zero crowns Helsinki Airport’s extensive service revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

FINLAND. Official opening for HMSHost's Pier Zero café/restaurant marks a “landmark achievement” in Finavia’s overhaul of F&B and retail.

Trinity Forum 2015 starts in spectacular style with Opening Cocktail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum kicked off last night with a sumptuous Opening Cocktail co-sponsored by Hong Kong International Airport, JCDecaux and SSP.

'Completely absurd and grotesque' – Vienna Airport rejects Sardana claims

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

AUSTRIA/USA. Vienna Airport comes out fighting in a vociferous response to US$168 million damages claim from former retail partner Rakesh Sardana.

Lagardère Travel Retail debuts luxury stores at Kunming Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

CHINA. Lagardère Travel Retail opens a new luxury brands zone at Kunming Changshui International after a commercial upgrade in Departures.

Lagardère Travel Retail wins fashion contracts at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

HONG KONG. Lagardère Travel Retail has been awarded a series of fashion concessions at Hong Kong International Airport, after a tender.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

‘The world’s largest stage’: Dubai International as a global music hub

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

UAE. Dubai Airports says that MusicDXB sets a new standard for global travel and turns the busiest international airport into the world’s largest stage.

German brand Fissler opens first pop-up store at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

GERMANY. Premium kitchenware manufacturer Fissler opens a pop-up store at Frankfurt Airport and will appeal strongly to Asian consumers, says Fraport.

Passenger traffic hits new heights at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time record for the second month in a row, with volumes reaching 6.3 million in August.